Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Epic vs. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman has been tied to the film Australia for almost four years; about the same time that she has been with Keith Urban. The failure of this film was not like the failure of her other films; this one was important, VERY important. Kidman used all the successful tools she has in the past to promote the movie. Her image, her reputation and her personal life were all promoted to make this movie a success.

Baz Luhrmann is considered Nicole Kidman's director. When an actor has such a close association with a director you can have good results: Diane Keaton and Woody Allen or Tom Hanks and Ron Howard, or terrible results such as Hitchcock and Tippi Hendron. Baz had success with Kidman in Moulin Rouge! and it really elevated both of their careers. The successful ad campaign for Chanel added to the expectations for this film. Both of their reputations were at stake for this film and the preliminary buzz for almost two years was strong.

No one expected a failure of these proportions. Both Kidman’s image and reputation have suffered fatal blows. She is a joke; the star who has to have special effects for her facial images; the beauty who is so afraid of aging that she shot poison into her face to stay young.

Kidman tied her image to this film; she also tied her personal life to it. Her relationship with Keith Urban was about a fellow Aussie going back to the homeland and they played it. Their wedding was a tribute to Oz. Baz inspired the design of the interior of the church and the reception. The guest list was the A-list of all Australian figures. Hugh Jackman sang a song written by famous Oz export Peter Allen. And mentioned in the press was the fact that Nicole wanted to return to her roots - her Australian roots. She was prepping for the big film for the next six months, besides putting her husband in rehab. She was going through the motions with Margot at the Wedding and The Invasion, as those would pale compared to the epic. Then the filming started and for the next nine months we heard about the set and her costumes, yada yada, and Keith running across the world to be with her on the set, etc. Then we had the royal baby, and yes, Kidman tied her child’s conception to the film, to the magic with Baz. As it became apparent the film was not going to be a hit, Kidman even pulled out the baby for PR, even after vowing she wouldn’t do that very thing.

So what happened? Who knows at this early date, but the movie was not that great. Kidman could no longer count on the Australian public to support her. They did when Tommy left her, but they have deemed her the tallest poppy of them all and she has run to hide in the United States. This movie was too important to Kidman and its failure will mark a turning point in her career. She will either overcome this or her career is over. No wonder she is gathering her family around. No one likes to be made fun of or told they are ugly and have no talent, but as they say, the truth hurts and for Nicole Kidman this is long overdue. The person to feel sorry for is Keith Urban; he will either have to pick up the pieces with her or he will have to turn into the bad guy and walk away. Since he has never left a woman in his past we see him being the supportive spouse, at least for a little while. It must suck to be Nicole right now. We (don’t) feel so sorry for her.

17 comments:

Choice said...
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Cindy said...

Keep on bloggin' moron. Nobody cares what a "jealous troll" like you thinks about the GORGEOUS Nicole and Keith. They certainly don't care what you write about them. The Internet is full of weirdos like you. You really need some counseling.

maclen said...

Cindy said...

"Nobody cares what a "jealous troll" like you thinks about the GORGEOUS Nicole and Keith. They certainly don't care what you write about them."

But you so deliciously do care, cinbabe...and it warms my soul when the likes of you come here just to show us all your mindnumbing, bitter...huge vein in the forehead..(of kidman) popping... high blood pressure throbbing...over the hilt and eyepopping hysterics that always has me rolling on the floor with laughter! No, sweet cinbaby... YOU are "GORGEOUS"...when your gander is raised to a level of such high camp... and the asininity and absurbity of a "baz and kidman" epic production of ultimate failure... a fansie has escaped the NKUser asylum and has decided to lash out at the 'meanies" who would dare to slander her heroes. Count this weirdo as thoroughly satisfied that the fansies are indeed in full self destructive mode....

maclen said...

...but of course, Urban Myths...this may not have been the best of holidays for kidman or the orb...the outright failure of Australia is no doubt laying heavy on kidman's now certainly frail psyche...but despite her public wails of not having the desire to "make any more films" after such a public humiliation over the OZ pile of koala dung...I still have no doubt she is even now neck high...or swollen lip high... in negotiations for her next cinematic flop. I believe the last thing a narcissitic attention mongering and PR junkie even does is give those momentary feelings of embarrasment and humiliation another second thought before they are ready to once again embarrass and humiliate themselves...and of course tragically for them...and ironically...that it occurs in public is all the better.

maclen said...

Damn! After the giggle from the indignant NKUser...went to the NKUser asylum to check out what the inmates were up to...and found this link of that "GORGEOUS" couple...mutt and jeff, kicking back in Ol' nashville...

http://www.purepeople.com/21989-PHOTOS-EXCLUSIVES-Nicole-Kidman-et-Keith-Urban-des-vacances-de-Noel-en-mode-detente-.html

...again...damn...wasnt kidman's zombie movie way last year? As her want... kidman dressed in her lazy black track suit...minus the black cap...and of course like the grinning idiot she is...a huge kiss ass smile directly at the "dreaded" paps... (oh yes...she just really hates those paps, doesnt she)...but the true revelation is the hideous looking orb... looks like someone got heavily into the spiked xmas eggnog! The orb looks "stewed to the gills"...more hung over than the convicts on a hangmans noose...his eyes look beadier and yes, puffier that kidmans lips...no doubt to endure the stench of failure that radiates from every pore of kidman's mummified body...Damn!!!

maclen said...

...ps...

..I just had to comment on the last two pictures of that link...as kidman is entering the car...the orb just stares blindly out into space...he has no idea where he is, man..."

CHONG: Who is it?
CHONG: Who?
CHEECH: Dave! D-A-V-E! Will you open up the goddamn door!
CHONG: Dave?
CHEECH: Yeah, Dave!
CHONG: Dave?
CHEECH: Right, man. Dave. Now will you open up the door?
CHONG: Dave's not here...

Choice said...

Cindy -
Just because others don't share the same view as you, does not give you the right to call them weirdos or jealous trolls. Go visit Nicole United, that is your destiny where you can be with all your likeminded folk. Notice there was no name calling from me to you. Grow up!

Maclen -
Did you catch the line from the latest UK Film Review:

"The film's only real surprise is just how bad Kidman is, especially in the first hour, where her cartoonish Pommie neurotic is stridently grating"

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/carry-on-up-the-billabong-australia-is-not-quite-bonzer-1213673.html

banbotox said...

Dead on again maclen-as usual!!

Isn't it a Christmas miracle that God has given us kidman-the gift that keeps on giving and giving? We don't need to do a thing but sit back and watch her self destruct.

hoosierlady said...

Here Here, Maclen!!!

Polite applause from Hoosierville.

Choice said...

Gran is back in black again! And whoever said Keith never gets to hold the baby:

http://nicole-kidman-journey.blogspot.com/2008/12/she-aint-heavy-shes-my-daughter.html

maclen said...

Choice said...
"Maclen -
Did you catch the line from the latest UK Film Review:
"The film's only real surprise is just how bad Kidman is, especially in the first hour, where her cartoonish Pommie neurotic is stridently grating"

Yeah its spot on, choice...I believe in a past comment i wrote..."where kidman really seemed to be channeling daffy duck in look and voice..." She cannot buy a decent word or compliment right now...unless it's a shallow mention by a hack about how she looks "really neat in those designer gowns and on loan jewelry at her premieres"...
...its good to see you around banbotox...nothing has changed very much from those days on the "I hate nicole kidman" blog going back to 2006, huh? It is now kidman's failure that has now fully achieved "epic" proportions!
...and thank you hoosierlady...I humbly recieve your generous recognition...with...well, humble "recievership"... so it seems kidman and co. attended christmas mass on the 25th...no doubt to pray for her dead career...because you know katie holmes and little suri cannot keep getting those NYC holiday photo ops without the counter ops in tennesee from mutt and jeff, you know...

Choice said...

Maclen
I wonder if they went to mass regularly before or just from now on to pray for more oscars and CMAs in the future.

However, wearing black to church when it isn't a funeral seems odd. She just loves her black doesn't she. You pointed out the black trackie pants yesterday. That's it! I'm getting a new wardrobe and it's all black.

http://nicole-kidman-journey.blogspot.com/2008/12/she-aint-heavy-shes-my-daughter.html

maclen said...

Choice said...
"Maclen
I wonder if they went to mass regularly before or just from now on to pray for more oscars and CMAs in the future."

Well, I think the more important question, choice, is if the orb has gone to xmas mass regularly...or is he just there for the obligatory photo op? As I just commented at NK's journey...it appears kidman is in black because she is in mourning...she looks totally bummed...or more than likely, she just got some bad news...courtesy of that aide on the cell phone to the left of kidman...that her movies roles are all beginning to fall by the wayside. Surely it will also not be a very happy new years for kidman and co!

Choice said...

I forgot she was in mourning, Maclen. Keith does not look happy at all. Can you tell me why he is referred to as the 'Orb'. I have seen this before on here. Is it because he wants to sound like Roy Orbison? LOL

maclen said...

Choice said...
"I forgot she was in mourning, Maclen. Keith does not look happy at all. Can you tell me why he is referred to as the 'Orb'. I have seen this before on here. Is it because he wants to sound like Roy Orbison? LOL"

God forbid...choice...I love orbison...no I refer to urban as "the orb" in honor of the reference in the "spirit community" to orbs of massless energy...you know, entities that draw their energy from electromagnetic sources in their vicinity. To me, that describes the orb perfectly...getting into this debacle of a marriage to kidman purely for the residual pundit attention and tabloid fodder...

A440 said...

I ask this out of sheer ignorance, not in any attempt to piss anybody off.

I've not been around alcohol much. Don't drink it much myself, and few of my friends and family members do. Those who do stop at one drink per occasion. I've never been around somebody who is drunk or hung over.

I've had one glass of red wine this year.

So my question is, how does anybody know Keith is hung over and not merely exhausted? My take on those pics is that he's overwhelmed by family and work responsibilities. And/or the album is going badly and he's reworking it time and again.

Can we not give this man the benefit of the doubt?

hoosierlady said...

Can we not give this man the benefit of the doubt?

A440,

I think this is a fair question.

My take on it is that they have, and they are disillusioned.